Articles in how we do it

Hiring: How We Do It

Our hiring process is different, very different. It's designed to be as fair and effective as possible. Tim Yocum explains how and why we do it differently at Compose. Hiring is a difficult task for most small companies. Finding the right fit is ofte…

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A Duty to Alert - PagerDuty at Compose

Compose's Tim Yocum recently wrote a guest blog at Pagerduty which we reproduce here for our readers who don't read that blog. Compose users know that we take care of their data and their databases with our intelligent infrastructure and smart people…

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The Great Remote Work Week - How We Did It

"Hey, everyone, we're all going home next week" - With this announcement from Compose CEO Kurt, so began an intriguing and insight filled week at the company. Remote working can be effective, but where you have a mix of remote workers and office base…

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How We Do It: Good Deeds Recognized

How often have you accomplished something at work, raised your head from the desk and found you are in an empty office and no one will ever know the epic challenge you took on? Awful isn't it. No champagne, no boss coming in to shake your hand and...…

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How We Do It: Backups

We've talked about how you can produce backups on-demand both manually and using the API, but what happens behind the curtain at Compose to make it so easy and how do we take a consistent backup without stopping your database? For our MongoDB elastic…

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Project ChuckleDuck - How MongoHQ Became Compose

When we decided to offer more databases alongside MongoDB to our customers, one fact was glaringly obvious: we were going to have to reconsider our name. Don't get us wrong, MongoDB is great and meets the needs of many developers, but we know it's no…

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Big Bobby Tables Gets a MongoHQ Database

After a small flood of retweets, we were happy to see that the people of Twitter liked finding our signup form immortalised XKCD's Little Bobby Tables: Signing up for trying http://t.co/LKlxVry1Sl I like the fact that the suggest your name to be &q…

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How We Do It: Running a Global Remote Pizza Party

We're a widely distributed company with a combination of offices and remote working around the world. It's second nature for us to handle video, audio and text conferencing in our working day, but there was a challenge to remote working we'd never pr…

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How We Do It: Integrating Engineering & Support

We are always looking for ways to be better at MongoHQ. One of those ways is by making sure that support and engineering are not just working well together but are generating value for our customers and for us. That's why we've been bringing in a new…

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Tooltime at MongoHQ

The inverse of the proverb "A poor workman blames his tools" is that a good craftsman credits their tools whenever they can. With that in mind, we decided that it was time to credit some of the tools that we at MongoHQ couldn't live without... Chris…

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